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Aman S. Djahanbani brings the perspective of a career Foreign Service Officer to a multi-tiered role as USAID’s Senior Procurement Executive, Chief Acquisition Officer, and Director of the Management Bureau’s Office of Acquisition and Assistance (M/OAA). He has served in this role since 2011.
As the Director of M/OAA he is responsible for the management of the Agency’s contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements, which totals around $14 billion per year. He leads a team of several hundred professionals serving around the world. During his time as Director he has instituted a number of reforms as a part of USAID Forward. The result of these reforms has led to more adaptive, efficient, and innovative methods of how USAID does business.
Djahanbani joined USAID in 1998. Prior to assuming his current position, he has served as a supervisory contracting officer for USAID in Pakistan, Peru, Jordan and Ghana. Before that he worked at USAID headquarters, leading several divisions in the Office of Acquisition and Assistance.
He began his procurement career with the U.S. Department of Defense, where he worked for more than a decade at the Naval Regional Contracting Center in Washington DC, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore. In Saudi Arabia, he supported the U.S. Sixth Fleet in the Persian Gulf, Red Sea, and North Arabian Sea and Desert Shield/Storm Operations. In Singapore he supported the U.S. Seventh Fleet and the POW/MIA efforts.
Djahanbani holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University. He is a member of the Senior Foreign Service and holds the rank of Counselor.
Last updated: June 24, 2015